Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bar Graph

Top 20 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005


Never let it be said that I am unresponsive to my readers. O Docker asked for a bar graph less than 30 minutes ago so here is a bar graph which graphs bars.

Hmmm. Is it any coincidence that most of the places on this list are also great sailing towns?

9 comments:

O Docker said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

And kudos to Joe for all of his hard work in getting a California town on the chart.

bowsprite said...

oh, dear. I have lived in every single NYC zip code listed there. I don't think I contributed to these statistics...or...I don't recall doing so...

Carol Anne said...

Unfortunately, Austin has lately not been the good sailing venue it used to be. Owing to drought, Lake Travis is down to a mere puddle, the boat ramps are unusable, and the Austin Yacht Club has had to cancel some regattas.

But at least Austin sailors have plenty of places to drown their sorrows -- and very little population to compete with for those places.

Greg and Kris said...

Oh, man, I've lived in or within close proximity to 13 of those. And I've visited three others.

Pat said...

Actually, the University of Texas at Austin is just north of that zip code with 50,000 thirsty students, plus hundreds of thousands of other drought-parched Austenites.

One particularly good thing is that downtown Austin also has a thriving, progressive, excellent music and club scene. Some Austin residents don't event particularly seem to realize they dwell in the capitol of Texas.

I think some rains have helped ease the lake crisis slightly, but the lake has a way to go before most of the ramps become usable. During the summer, the Austin Yacht Club was more or less reduced to racing dinghies (even perhaps very small craft such as Laser-like things; that's how much a crisis it was for would-be-big-thinking Texans).

EscapeVelocity said...

The lake is still down, but it's up about eighteen feet from where it was--was out racing on it this very afternoon in a big keelboat and didn't run aground at all, in fact a couple of our permanent marks are barely sticking out of the water right now. But yeah, this summer was Sunfish time.

Tillerman said...

The lake is half full; not half empty.

PeconicPuffin said...

I live in #2. There is a bar on the block.

bonnie said...

#2???!!!!

We here in NY clearly aren't drinking enough. Maybe we should have another boatblogger's meetup, that would improve the stats.

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